Industries

Aug 27, 2020
B.C. biotech companies come together in support of innovative COVID-19 study
By the Editors

Some of the bigger names in B.C. biotechnology are working to support a new 15-month, $1.2-million study on how to get British Columbians back to work in the safest way possible. The SARS‐CoV‐2 Study for Eased Restrictions in British Columbia (SAfER)...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: How 10 different industries are planning to bounce back from COVID-19
By the Editors

Months later, it’s still an eye-popping number. After B.C. went into lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the province lost 400,000 jobs in March and April. Anyone else miss the good old days of the global financial crisis? Our job...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Retailers try reinventing themselves to survive the COVID-19 pandemic
Frances Bula

Blaine McNamee had already brought the dead back to life once in B.C.’s retail world. Then the pandemic came. McNamee is the guy who took over the empty storefront that had been home to the cherished Wonderbucks on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive—an...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Adaptable clothing companies pursue new markets in wake of pandemic
Alyssa Hirose

“One of our company values is to evolve. We just thought, OK, we’ve got to work with what we got—and once evolved, we can make things happen,” says CJ King, vice-president, omni-channel, of outdoor apparel brand Arc’teryx Equipment. The North...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Will the work from home trend sink Vancouver's office market?
Nick Rockel

As David Routledge sees it, reports of the death of the office have been greatly exaggerated–especially in a place like Vancouver. “Our strategy remains as it’s been,” says the vice-president and head of the Western Canada office at Oxford Properties...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Tourism came to a crashing halt thanks to COVID-19. Is there opportunity in the rubble?
Nathan Caddell

What goes up must come down again. It’s as true for Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket as it is for a balloon. Many in B.C.’s tourism industry must have known that the winning streak would end at some point: 2019 marked...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Food production's problems just got worse with the pandemic
Nathan Caddell

In B.C., food production will probably be linked with the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come. That’s troubling for an industry that was already dealing with some negative public perception. But it’s also not the full story. Though the provincial...

Aug 25, 2020
B.C. 2.0.: Change seams inevitable for the manufacturing set
Nathan Caddell

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop most manufacturers in the province from continuing to do their jobs—many were protected under the essential service designation. But in some ways, the crisis has changed their industry, for now and for the long haul. Some...

Aug 22, 2020
Golfing in BC

BCBusiness + GolfBC Whether connecting with clients, hosting a company golf event or just taking some personal rest and relaxation time, B.C.’s stunning mountain vistas and lush landscapes make the perfect backdrop for whatever golf excursion you can dream up. Golfing is one of the province’s most popular past times, in part...

Aug 20, 2020
Glass Half Full: B.C.'s wine industry is filled with challenges, and possibilities
Charlene Rooke

On a prime lakeside stretch of tony Pritchard Drive in West Kelowna, thousands of spindly grapevines take root along with the vision of Plenty of Fish founder Markus Frind: complete with a bakery-café, a wine-tasting room and a planned boat...

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